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The situations are a little different.
The Patriots were 0-2 and coming off a losing season when Bledsoe was knocked into the next dimension by Mo Lewis. Tom Brady came in won a ton of games and the rest as you know is history.
Alex Smith only missed one week because of injury, was playing at a high level and the team was winning. If anything he should have a bigger issue than Bledsoe.
Unlike most, even though I like Colin Kaepernick as a player I will not say Jim Harbaugh made the right move unless they win the NFC Championship game.
If they don’t it is a push and we will never know if Smith could have gotten them over the hump. For what it is worth Bledsoe understands how Smith must be feeling right now.
“Alex is handling it the right way,” said Bledsoe. “He’s not causing trouble for the organization. He seems pretty supportive of Kaepernick. The benefit he’ll see from this is, when other teams look to sign him, they’ll know that not only are they getting a good player, they’re getting a high character guy, a team guy. It’s going to open up a lot of opportunities.”
I couldn’t agree more. I don’t know if Alex Smith will be successful wherever he ends up, but he can hold his head high knowing he was a professional throughout this process.
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Rob Gronkowski and Vince Wilfork are one Tom Brady short of being two of the most popular players on the New England Patriots roster.
How is that Boston mayor Tom Menino has not learned from past mistakes and found a way to get their names right?
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Boston Mayor Tom Menino has the opportunity to talk trash with a lot of Mayors because of the Success of the New England Patriots.
Menino for all his education, randomly butchers their names though. The man they call “Mumbles,” has referred to Wes Welker as Wes Weckler before.
So was there any reason to be surprised that yesterday while Menino was trash talking with the Mayor...
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No matter how hard Boston Mayor Tom Menino tries, he simply will never be able to pronounce the names of all of his city’s superstar athletes. The man they call “Mumbles” was back at it again recently when discussing the New England Patriots’ upcoming AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens.
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You could say the AFC Divisional round game between the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans came down to one play.
With 4:20 left in the 3rd quarter, the Texans were going on a dangerous looking drive. The score was 24-13 to New England, and a touchdown would have made things very interesting heading into the 4th. Then, up pops Rob Ninkovich.
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This is pretty hilarious. It also features several Patriots, mainly Tom Brady.
My favorite Brady one is, "I'm White".
Credit to @englishclaire91 for tweeting this at us.
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During his weekly press conference leading up to Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, Brady fielded questions from the media on a variety of topics, including that of his off-field life.
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I’ve gone back and forth on this one. On one hand, some of the reasons I didn’t like the Patriots last week are still true. They’re still a terrible post-season spread team, going 2-7 ATS in their last 9 post-season games and 4-8 ATS all-time as favorites of more than 4 in the post-season. Last year, they were favored by a similar amount in a similar situation here against...
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Abandon all hope ye’ Patriots fans who watch this…
The Baltimore Ravens have what they wanted - another shot at the New England Patriots.
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